The 8th ECN Crowdfunding Convention will explore the future of crowdfunding within a harmonised European market, looking at technological advances, market consolidation and requirements for up- and down-scaling. We will seek open discourse elaborating strategies, best practices and failure. The Convention will take place on the 24-25 October 2019.
With the proposed regulation “European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) for business” covering both, lending-based crowdfunding and investment-based crowdfunding, in its final stages, we believe looking at the future is needed. In a market that soon will be regulated to ensure transparency, customer protection and platform operations across Europe, which is aimed to boost capital formation and investment opportunity across Europe, how can the industry act to ensure sustainable growth and outreach of its own operations? What challenges lie ahead in a maturing market, competition from new technologies and yet, an overall lack of scale?
In this perspective, this year’s ECN CrowdCon will also focus on how training and education can support the creation of a favourable crowdfunding ecosystem in different contexts, drawing from the recent experience developed by ECNs joint venture in the Italian market and providing insights on how to replicate activities and methodologies.